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The Whiteboard Owl has landed in the United Kingdom

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Katherine Boyarsky
11 April 2023

Hybrid work is here to stay – but how can we make it better? When calling into a hybrid meeting, watching in-office teammates brainstorm on a whiteboard has never been an inspiring experience. Either someone’s blocking the view of the whiteboard as they write, or, even if you do have a clear view of the board, the fine lines of dry-erase marker simply don’t translate well over video. 'What was that scribble at the bottom? Hope it wasn’t important!' 

Whiteboard brainstorming used to leave remote meeting attendees out in the cold. But that’s no longer the case.

The Owl Labs Whiteboard Owl camera is here to help make whiteboard brainstorms truly collaborative and accessible to all meeting participants. It’s a dedicated whiteboard camera that pairs with the Meeting Owl 3 and helps create more productive, more inclusive meetings – and it’s now available in the UK. 

'The Whiteboard Owl automatically detects the presenter and makes them transparent, creating a hybrid meeting experience where you don’t lose the content and you don’t lose the context', said Mark Schnittman, Co-founder and CTO, Owl Labs.

All over the world, we’ve seen that hybrid work isn’t going anywhere. Learn more about Europe-specific hybrid work insights with our 2022 State of Hybrid Work: UK Report.

Game-changing features for hybrid collaboration

The Whiteboard Owl is defined by its AI-powered technology – Whiteboard Enhance and Presenter Transparency. 

Whiteboard Enhance makes every stroke of the pen crystal-clear

Whiteboard Enhance improves the visibility of writing on the board by increasing clarity and contrast and reducing shadows. Every word on the board will be legible by all participants, so there won’t be any interruptions asking for clarifications, and everyone will be able to stay in the flow of the meeting. 

Presenter Transparency removes obstacles so remote participants actually see more clearly than IRL colleagues

The Whiteboard Owl doesn’t just make the board easier to read with sharper lettering – it also removes physical obstacles for remote participants.  With the power of AI and computer vision, the Whiteboard Owl makes the presenter transparent when they’re writing on the board so it’s never blocked from the view of participants.

How does the Whiteboard Owl work?

When paired with the Meeting Owl 3, the Whiteboard Owl enhances and sharpens everything written on the whiteboard so all remote participants can follow the discussion and stay engaged in the conversation without confusion or distractions. The whiteboard becomes a participant in the meeting with its own window, instead of just a backdrop.

The Whiteboard Owl camera, mounted so it has a clear view of any magnetic whiteboard, is activated and controlled by two Whiteboard Tags, placed in two corners of the whiteboard. The tags can be flipped over to quickly and easily toggle between views of the whiteboard and the meeting participants. 

See the Whiteboard Owl in action

The Whiteboard Owl has helped educators, professionals and leading organisations improve their hybrid collaboration, including The Pennington School, an innovative secondary school in New Jersey. 'Our teachers loved the Whiteboard Owl, particularly our maths teachers who were lost without the whiteboard during the previous school year', said Kenneth Coakley, Director of Technology at The Pennington School. 'The Whiteboard Owl is easy to use and doesn't disrupt the lesson, and students liked being able to still see the teacher while they were writing on the board with the Whiteboard Enhance feature.' 

Level up your hybrid collaboration with the Whiteboard Owl

The Whiteboard Owl is now available for purchase in the United Kingdom at Owllabs.co.uk or find a reseller. Learn more by signing up for a live product demo or contact us at hello@owllabs.com